Notification of Orange Alert System test
Syracuse University will conduct a test of the ORANGE ALERT Campus Crisis Alert Notification System on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10:50 a.m. It will be a full test of the personal e-mail, text message, cell voice and campus phone components of the system. The test will also include the ORANGE ALERT outdoor siren system on SU’s North and South Campuses. As a further refinement of the system, the Orange Alert test message will also be sent to the main SU Facebook and Twitter accounts, and will display on the Syracuse University homepage and video monitors located in common areas in several buildings around campus.
Syracuse University has a commitment to regular assessment of the performance of the Orange Alert System and the companies that provide the services that allow these mass communications.
For the purpose of this test, the ORANGE ALERT message will be sent to all SU students, faculty and staff, SUNY-ESF students and to SUNY-ESF faculty and staff who have signed up. ORANGE ALERT will send a notice to all devices that are registered on the system. You will not need to respond to the test message. The sirens will be activated for a single 10-second blast at 10:50. Staff who are assigned two-way portable radios will also receive a test message over the radio at that time.
The subject line of the test e-mail will read “ORANGE ALERT SYSTEM TEST.” The test voice message will come from (888) 286-1252. The test text message will appear from number 226787 or from number 67283. You may wish to program these numbers into your wireless device as “SU ORANGE ALERT.” Please note: if you program these numbers into your wireless device, all text messaging from 226787 or from 67283, including weather closings, will appear as “SU ORANGE ALERT.”
SU students, faculty and staff: Now (in advance of the test) is a good time to review and/or modify your ORANGE ALERT contact information. Go to MySlice ( http://myslice.syr.edu ). Log in using your personal NetID and password. Refer to the “ORANGE ALERT” link. Then review/modify your information and save any changes. For changes to be in effect for the Oct. 23 test, all changes to Myslice must be completed by noon on Oc. 22.
For additional information on the ORANGE ALERT system, visit
Questions? Contact OrangeAlert@syr.edu.